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Somalia rests its case at The Hague in maritime dispute with Kenya

Hague (SD) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has was today concluded this afternoon at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The hearing, which began on March 15th, Somalia was represented by a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled and some Somali and foreign lawyers.

Somalia’s Attorney General Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud gave details on Somalia’s main three points in concluding the maritime defense case.

Somalia requested that the Court rejects Kenya’s application in 2018, and accept the delimitation submitted by Somalia. That the Court demarcates the territorial waters and maritime boundaries of the Indian Ocean between Somalia and Kenya including the 200 NM. That the Court rules and declares that Kenya’s disputed territorial waters violate its international obligations as a government.

Kenya withdrew from most of the hearings and did not present its oral complaint although it had previously filed it in writing.

This case began in 2014 with President Hassan Sheik’s government and has gone through various stages. The court’s decision is expected to take several months.

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